this week we focused on two practical-life montessori exercises with birdie. "setting a table" which is simply learning how to properly arrange a place setting. the purpose is to develop control of movement and coordination and also to teach appreciation of manners and social amenities. we also had her "pouring rice" which is pouring rice from pitcher to cup. it's purpose is to develop the muscles involved in pouring and to pour from pitcher to cup without spilling. birdie did great!